Auston Matthews’ Centennial Classic jersey sells for $11,400

Auston Matthews scored twice including the winning goal in overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings in the Centennial Classic.

The jersey Auston Matthews wore during the first period of the Centennial Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 1 sold for a whopping $11,400 on Sunday.

The jersey was sold at auction, which opened prior to the game on Dec. 26, and received 40 bids with the minimum increase between bids set at $100.


Prior to the first bid this past Sunday morning, the jersey sat at $7,800 before an all-out bidding war commenced. Eleven bids were made on the final day, the largest jump, an $800 increase from $10,100 to $10,900, occurred at 9:18 p.m. The final bid was put in five minutes later.

While the $11,400 price tag may seem pricey now, it could be worth a whole lot more down the road.

Through 41 games played in his rookie campaign, Matthews is off to a terrific start to his career. He has 21 goals and 16 assists (37 points) and was recently selected to play in the All-Star Game at the end of the month.

The new owner of his once worn jersey will surely be hoping that he keeps up the stellar play and has a long, prolific career.

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